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There are 4,200 religions churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements, ultimate concerns, etc.

 

Instead of showing you all possible choices, we have narrowed it down to the more popular ones. Remember, Contrarianism is what you make of it.

 

RELIGION

 

MORMONISM

JUDAISM

CATHOLICISM

BUDDHISM

HINDUISM

ISLAM

SHINTO

CHURCH OF THE CONTRARIAN (unconfirmed)

DIETARY LAWS

 

For the Orthodox & Hassidic sect: No shark, octopus, jellyfish, catfish, or eel. No shellfish of any kind. No pork. Also, no mixing of animal and that animal's milk. Beef or veal with a tasty morel cream sauce? No can do.

Goat stew with goat cheese is no-no.

Cheeseburgers; strictly verboten!

However, reform judaism is freestyle.

Since Vatican II you can eat anything on Fridays

Freestyle

Widely believed to be vegetarian, but not true

No pork.

No alchohol.

 

Freestyle.

DANCING

 

Orthodox and Hassidic: no dancing between the sexes. Men can dance with men, and women can dance women.

Conservative and Reform alow intersexual dancing.

 

 

 

 

No dancing!

 

Okay!

PREMARITAL SEX

No.

No restrictions, but generally frowned on by Orthodox and Conservatives.

Women must remain virgins until marriage.

 

 

VERBOTEN for both SEXES!

Sexually active teenage girls can be executed in some middle eastern and northern african countries.

 

 

 

Okay!

BODY COUNT

(how many people have been killed in the name of this particular religion)

 

None

Millions: See Crusades, Spanish Inquisition, and Women’s Holocaust. Once industry leaders in death and torture, they have virtually eliminated violence

Still considered #1 Reference Standard in torture and body count.

None.

None.

note; the Tamil Tigers (who are largely of Hindu descent), invented the now popular-with- militant-islamists suicide bomber.

Historically hundreds of thousands largely directed internally towards differing sects. However 21st century militan Islamist fundamentalists have branched out, threatening to kill all westerners.

#3 with a BULLET

Millions. (WWII – largely in China and Korea).

None.

 

 

NOTABLE MEMBERS

 

(most of these are secular and might be considered fallens Jew/aka undeclared Contrarians).

Franz Kafka Arthur Miller Henry Miller

Rod Serling David Mament Norman Mailer Clifford Odets Billy Wilder Harold Pinter, Dorothy Parker, Issac Asimov, Marcel Proust Alberto Moravia Saul Bellow, Issac Bashevis Singer, Paddy Chaevsky Steven Spielberg Stan Lee Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman Nostradamus Mel Brooks Neil Simon David Mamet

Niels Bohr, Edward Teller Murray Gell-Mann

Jonas Salk Hans Bethe, Robert Oppenheimer

Sammy Davis Jr. (also a possible Satanist) Peter Falk Kirk Douglas Tony Curtis, Edward. G Robinson, Lenny Bruce, Woody Allen, Dustin Hoffman, Daniel DayLewis Stanley Kubrick Paul Newman The Three Stooges Marx Brothers

Richard Avedon

Bob Dylan Jackie Wilson Jerry Leiber Mike Stoller Larry Klein

Sandy Koufax Rod Carew

Alan Alda, Robert Altman, Tariq Aziz, (foreign minister of Iran under Saddamn Hussein. ),

Pretty much all the Popes, Degas Joe Eszterhas, Mel Gibson, Alfred Hitchcock, JFK, Michelangelo, Arnold Schwarzneggar Martin Scorcese, Clarence Thomas, Titian, Spencer Tracy Andy Warhol, Oscar Wilde

Jerry Brown, Richard Gere Boy George, Chow Yun Fat, Goldie Hawn, Herbie Hancock, Jack Kerouac George Lucas, Keanu Reeves, Bruce Lee Harold Ramis Oliver Stone, Steven Segal, Tina Turner Uma Thurman Alice Walker Tiger Woods

Christopher Isherwood, JD Salinger, Carlos Santana, Aldous Huxley, Deepak Chopra, George Harrison, Mahatma Gandhi,

Mohammed Atta, Dave Chapelle,

Omar Shariff, Q-Tip, Saddam Hussein

Yassir Arafat, Kareem Abdul Jabbar

John Coltrane Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) Muhammed Ali, Louis Farrakhan Moamar Ghadafi Uday Hussein, Usay Hussein Omar Khayyam Shaquille O’Neal

Osama Bin Laden, Gamal Abdel-Nasser, Ayatolla Khomeini, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Anwar Sadat Saladin Sayyid Qtub Malcom X

Muqtada al Sadr, Queen Noor, Salman Rushdie, (fallen)

 

 

 

(atheists, deists, etc. all undeclared Contrarians )

Plutarch, Aristotle, Socrates, Galileo, Charles Darwin Albert Einstein Thomas Edison, Sigmund Freud, Shakespeare, Charles Dickens Charlie Chaplin Clarence Darrow Mikhail Gorbachev John Stuart Mill Abraham Lincoln David Hume Karl Marx Friedrich Nietszche Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson Ayn Rand Rimsky-Korsakov, Jean Paul Sarte H.L Mencken, Bertrand Russell Nehru Aldous Huxley, Voltaire Napoleon Issac Asimov Mark Twain James Joyce Robert Frost, Walt Disney Arthur Miller Gloria Steinem Leo Tolstoy Van Gogh Frank Lloyd Wright Frank Zappa.

Nobel Prize Winners: Watson & Crick, Linus Pauling, Richard Leaky, Richard Feynman Marie Curie Stephen Jay Gould. And more.

RELIGIOUS TEXTS

The Book of Mormon

The Torah

New Testament

 

 

The Koran

 

Tom’s Nu Heaven

ORIGINAL MEDIA OF HOLY TEXTS

Golden Plates

Papyrus scroll currently available in both scroll and book form.

Scroll, and in book form

 

 

Oral tradition , then scroll, now book.

 

Motion picture, Blu-Ray DVD.

HOLY LAND

United States

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

 

 

Mecca

 

TBD, but Las Vegas is likely.